Studies for teens

The studies listed below are open to persons under 20 years old.

Who: Do you drink alcohol? Are you between the ages of 18-25?

About: You may be eligible to participate in a study on the drinking experiences of young adults. Participation will involve annual in-person sessions, online surveys, and three separate month-long daily data collection periods over the course of two years. Daily data collection includes surveys via a mobile app and wearing a biosensor bracelet that detects your drinking. All data collection is confidential

Time involved: Participation will involve annual in-person sessions, online surveys, and three separate month-long daily data collection periods over the course of two years.

Compensation: If eligible, you can receive up to $337 over 1 month in the first year, and up to $732 total over the course of the study. Some participants may be eligible for up to $1,026 over the course of the study. You may be compensated though a reloadable spending card or an Amazon.com gift card.

Contact:  With any questions, contact [email protected] or 401-863-2485. View Study Flyer

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Protocol #2883. Principal Investigator: Merrill.
Brown University’s Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Who: Teens 14-19

About: Are you a teenager thinking about cutting back or quitting drinking?  Brown University is currently looking for teenagers interested in reducing their alcohol use to participate in a voluntary research study. The study consists of 6 weeks of an investigational study medication or placebo, using a smart phone app and weekly meetings.  

Time Involved: 9 weeks with 3 and 6 month follow up

Compensation: $510

Contact person: Audrey at 401- 863-6720 or [email protected] or go to Tinyurl.com/ATOMBrown for more information."

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Are you 16 to 18 years old?

We’re looking for people between the ages of 16 and 18 to participate in Project CONVEY, a research study about the attitudes, social environments, emotions, and health behaviors of older teens and young adults.

You will be compensated between $40-$50 for your time and effort. Those selected for a brief, online follow-up survey will be compensated an additional $25-$35.

When/where: This study is being conducted at multiple locations. You can select a place and time that fits your schedule.

For more information, or to sign up:

Go to: http://goo.gl/1TD8Yk
or Call: 401-863-6690

Who: 15–20-year-olds who smoke cigarettes are needed for a Brown University research study.

About: We are studying the effects of flavors and nicotine on tobacco use. This is NOT a treatment to help you quit smoking. If you are under the age of 18, you must have permission from a parent/guardian to be in the study.

Time Involved: Six 2-hour study visits.

Compensation: You may receive up to $570 for attending all six 2-hr study visits.

Contact Person: Abby - (401)-863-3522, email us at [email protected], or visit teenstudiesri.org for more information.

 

Protocol #: 1705001771

About: The study is interested in how young adults respond to their environment relating to alcohol use.

Who: For 15-17 year olds who use alcohol about twice a week or more on average.

Time Involved:

  • This includes a 45 minute remote enrollment session on Zoom, and then a 17 day survey window where 4 surveys are sent to your phone using an app.
  • Participants use an app to take 4 surveys throughout the day, and take survey on their own when they start and stop drinking.

Compensation: Participants can earn up to $245, compensation is based on how many surveys you complete.

Contact: Maria Zonfrillo at 401-425-3645 or email [email protected] for more information.

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Who: Teens 16-19

About: Are you a teenager thinking about cutting back or quitting drinking?  Brown University is currently looking for teenagers interested in reducing their alcohol use to participate in a voluntary research study. The study consists of 9 weeks of an investigational study medication or placebo, using a smart phone app and weekly meetings.  

Time Involved: 14 weeks with 3 month follow up

Compensation: $527

Contact person: Audrey at 401- 863-6720 or [email protected]

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About: The purpose of this study is to learn more about the development of adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. 

Who: For teens and young adults (12-24 years old) diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. 

Time Involved: Study participation involves 4 interviews over 3 years. 

Compensation: Youth can receive a maximum of $395 and parents/guardians can receive a maximum of $225 for their time.

Contact info: For more information please visit https://sites.brown.edu/rays

Teen Smoking Research Study

  • Our study is interested in the effects that cigarettes containing lower levels of nicotine may have on teen smoking behavior.
  • Teen smokers between the ages of 15 and 20 are needed.
  • Participants can earn up to $523 for attending 5 study sessions.
  • If you are younger than 18 years old, you must have your parent’s permission to be in the study.
  • Travel to study sessions can be provided if necessary.

Call Jasmine at 401-863-6645 or email [email protected] for more information.

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Who: Teens age 15-19

About:  We are looking for teens age 15-19 to participate in a 90-minute group discussion about use of different media sources and exposure to alcohol and drinking in the media.

Time Involved: 90-minutes

Compensation: 

  • Participants will receive $30 to Amazon for participating in the group discussion.
  • Participants will also have a one-in-five chance to win an additional $25 Amazon gift card for completing a brief survey before the group discussion.

Contact: [email protected] or (720) 506-1698

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